Battery safety, reliability and performance are increasingly important in new technologies. DfR Solutions is leading the way in risk mitigation through our Technical Director, Dr. Vidyu Challa.
Dr. Challa has direct hands-on experience in battery manufacturing as well as in developing custom battery solutions for a range of customers in the consumer (wearable), industrial, and medical industries. Her unique ability to blend manufacturing, design, and end-use applications gives her an unrivaled perspective on new battery technologies, supplier qualification, and reliability demonstration/improvement. While intimately familiar with lithium-ion chemistry, Dr. Challa can also provide insight into other battery technologies that may be a more effective solution.
You want to be proactive about the safety of your battery-powered product, and don't want your company to be on the evening news. Is qualifying your battery manufacturer to industry standards enough? The answer is that most compliance based testing is related to abuse tolerance, but the vast majority of battery field failures are not due to abuse, but happen under normal operating conditions! Compliance based testing is necessary but not sufficient to ensure lithium ion battery safety and reliability.
Standards-based testing is required, but not sufficient guarantee battery safety and prevent field failures on its own. Effectively mitigating battery failure requires a well-controlled battery manufacturing process that produces high-quality cells, along with application-specific testing —a critical component in battery reliability.
The one thing to remember about battery selection is that there is no such thing as a perfect battery that works for every application. Selecting the right battery for your application is about identifying the most important battery metrics and trading these off against others.
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